HPE AA978A Networking Switch 16 Port
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AA978A HPE Storageworks Rack-Mountable SAN 16 Ports Refurbished

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Short Description:
AA978A Storageworks Rack-Mountable – 1U Fibre Channel Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Power Supply SAN 16 Ports Switch | Made by HPE | Refurbished
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Product Overview

AA978A is a 16-port rack-mountable switch produced by HPE StorageWorks. It is a Storage Area Network (SAN) switch designed for data centers and enterprise storage environments. This switch is manageable, meaning it can be configured, monitored, and managed through a network management interface. It supports Fibre Channel connectivity, allowing it to connect to other Fibre Channel-based storage systems, servers, and storage area network components. The AA978A provides high-speed data transfer and reliability, making it a suitable solution for organizations seeking to enhance their storage network infrastructure.

Key Features and Benefits

The AA978A HPE Storageworks Rack-Mountable SAN 16 Ports Manageable Switch is a powerful networking device designed for data centers and other high-performance storage environments. Some of its key features and benefits include:

  • 16 ports: The switch has 16 ports that support both Fibre Channel and Ethernet protocols, making it ideal for a range of applications and environments.
  • Manageable: The switch is manageable, meaning that administrators can configure and monitor its performance remotely using a web-based interface or management software.
  • Scalable: The switch is designed for scalability, meaning that it can be easily expanded to accommodate additional ports as needed.
  • High-Performance: The switch delivers high-performance data transfer rates, making it ideal for storage environments that require fast and reliable data transfer.
  • Reliability: The switch is built with redundant power supplies and fans, ensuring maximum uptime and reliability.
  • Rack-Mountable: The switch is designed to be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack, making it easy to install and integrate into existing storage environments.
  • Compatibility: The switch is compatible with a wide range of storage devices and operating systems, making it easy to integrate into existing storage environments.

Management and Monitoring

AA978A HPE Storageworks Rack-Mountable SAN 16 Ports Manageable Switch is a high-performance switch designed for Storage Area Network (SAN) applications. The switch is designed to be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack and provides 16 ports for connecting storage devices, servers, and other network components.

The switch is manageable, which means it can be monitored and managed from a central location using software tools. This enables administrators to monitor the performance of the switch and its connected devices, detect potential issues, and troubleshoot problems. The switch also supports remote firmware upgrades and configuration backups, making it easier to maintain and upgrade the switch.

The switch supports a variety of protocols, including Fibre Channel and iSCSI, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of storage devices and servers. Additionally, the switch provides robust security features, including Access Control Lists (ACLs) and port security, to prevent unauthorized access to the SAN.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number : AA978A
  • Type: Networking
  • Sub-Type: 16 Port
  • Enclosure Type : Rack-Mountable – 1U
  • Ports : 16 X SFP
  • Fibre Channel : Fc-Al, Fc-Al-2, Fc-Fg, Fc-Fla, Fc-Gs-2, Fc-Ph, Fc-Ph-2, Fc-Ph-3, Fc-Plda, Fc-Sw, Fc-Vi
  • Remote Management Protocol : Snmp, Telnet, HTTP
  • Features : Full Duplex Capability, Auto-Sensing Per Device, Trunking, Isl Support, Manageable

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces : 1 X 10base-T/100base-Tx - Rj-45 - Management 1 X Rs-232 - 9 Pin D-Sub (Db-9) - Management 16 X Sfp (Mini-Gbic)


  • Power Device : Power Supply - Redundant - Internal
  • Installed Qty : 2 (Installed) / 2 (Max)
  • Voltage Required : Ac 120/230 V ( 50/60 HZ )
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
30 Days

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